The Villain’s Journey?

We recently published a podcast on Joseph Campbell’s Hero Monomyth and how it applied to the new Star Wars trilogy and Game of Thrones. In the weeks since, we have been wondering about the villains.

Is there such a thing as the Villain’s Journey? Do Darth Vader, Sauron, Voldemort, Kylo Ren, Cersei and the White Walkers all have a similar story?

In this podcast we discuss whether or not there is a Villain Monomyth or if they archetypal creations that are only in the story to be overcome by the hero. We also talk about what makes a great villain and if there has ever been a pure villain perspective in film.

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